As I approached a Cettis Warbler burst into song and I thought I was going to be rewarded with a good birding hour or so. However despite the good light and fantastic weather I was slightly disappointed and somewhat concerned that I saw no evidence of breeding Herons or Egrets in Owl Copse. The water level was too high for any waders and the only ducks were Mallards and Tufted Ducks.
In the harbour there were the usual Black Tailed Godwits....some moving into summer plumage
..and a Spotted Redshank
Some of the winter ducks were still present....
A splendid drake Wigeon
...and the somewhat subdued female.
|Flooded field looking towards Halsey Farm|
It was now time to explore Pagham Spit but here again it was all a bit quiet. The ever present Turnstones were turning stones (surprise,surprise!)
Two pairs of Ringed Plovers were indulging in flight displays.
One of them eyed me cautiously.
|Several Oystercatchers flew in from the sea.|
|A very few Brent Geese remain|
|The Peregrine on one of her chosen perches.|
So that's it for today....make the most of the weather as the forecast is not good for the rest of the week!